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Newman News Term 3 Week 10: From the Vice Principal

27 Aug 2021

As Term 3 comes to an end, it is timely to reflect on the opportunities we have been fortunate enough to celebrate as a Marist Community. The College Production, Assumption Day, Wellbeing Week, Multi-Cultural Week, Athletic Carnivals to name a few. Staff work tirelessly to provide these opportunities that challenge and celebrate student engagement. It has been wonderful to witness the resilience and dedication the students have shown in this space.

As we farewell the Year 12s, we give thanks for the life they have breathed into our community, the way they have lived our Marist characteristics of Family Spirit, Simplicity, Presence, Love of Work and In the Way of Mary.  We look forward to celebrating the Class of 2021 at their Graduation on Wednesday 20 October.

‘What you are is God’s gift to you, what you become is your gift to God’.

Wishing you all a safe and restful break. We look forward to seeing everyone back re-energised and ready to learn in Term 4.

Term 4 Events PK-12, Weeks 1 and 2 

  • Monday 11 October – COLLEGE CLOSED – Staff PL
  • Monday 11 October – Year 7 2022 Orientation Day
  • Tuesday 12 October – PK-Y11 Commence Term 4
  • Monday 4 October – Friday 15 October – Year 12 Exams
  • Monday 11 October – Friday 15 October – Year 10 Camp
  • Friday 15 October – K-12 Feast of St John Henry Newman Celebrations
  • Friday 15 October – Tuesday 19 October – Y12 Feedback Days
  • Wednesday 20 October – Class of 2021 Graduation Event – Optus Stadium
  • Thursday 21 October – Y3-6 Dental Screening

Parents are reminded to check the College Calendar in advance for events specific to your child’s campus and year level.

COVID 19 Vaccinations 

The Western Australian (WA) Department of Health announced new measures to boost COVID-19 vaccination rates in schools. All Western Australians aged 12 to 15 are now eligible for a COVID-19 vaccine. The Department of Health has also announced it is offering allocated times for school students aged 16 years and over and school-based staff to access WA Health clinics.  Please find attached a letter from the Chief Health Officer, providing details about the clinics, including information about consent.

Please CLICK HERE .

More information about clinic locations or if you have any questions or concerns about vaccinating your child, please visit the HealthyWA website.

VET students Years 10/11 and 12

The attached letter from CEWA and the Department of Health outlines requirements for students in Years 10/11 and 12 that are currently enrolled in VET qualification work placements in the Health industry.

Please CLICK HERE for full information.

Thank you for your support in keeping our students, staff and community safe.

Staff Movements 

We are grateful for the service of Paola Rich (Marian Campus), Renae Zelich and Scott Harvie (Lavalla Campus) Krystal Skelin, Yvette Pearce, Nina Stamatiou, Troy Holdaway, Michelle McGuinness, Torren Diletti and Reece Jones (Marcellin Campus). We wish them well in their future endeavours.

Carpark Notice 

Unfortunately, some cars in our College carparks have sustained unreported damage. If you witness any incidents we ask you to notify the College.

In the interests of safety, can we also ask you remind students to use the footpaths and crossings and avoid walking between parked cars.

Thank you in advance.

Code of Conduct 

The Keeping Safe Child Protection curriculum is a program that spans from 3 years up to Year 12.  Our College delivers this curriculum during classroom teaching, and through the Wellbeing Programs and Health curriculum.

As a Catholic community we are committed to educating the whole person. In order to do this, we need to ensure a safe, supportive and engaging environment. The basis for this environment is that all in the community model what healthy, respectful relationships look like. The Code of Conduct is the definitive guide to the behaviours we want to model to, and expect from, our children and young people. We want to create a culture that assists our children and young people on their learning journey. We can only achieve such a culture in partnership with all who participate in our community. The Keeping Safe Child Protection curriculum is a program that spans from 3 years up to Year 12.  Our College delivers this curriculum during classroom teaching, and through the Wellbeing Programs and Health curriculum.

A reminder to all families that the Code of Conduct can be accessed via the College website. The Code is mandated by Catholic Education Western Australia and the application of the code extends to all staff, students, parents, guardians, caregivers and volunteers.

Any perceived breaches of the Code can be discussed with a member of the Senior Leadership Team. As always, if students ever need support, they are encouraged to contact their Leader of Wellbeing, a College psychologist, Counsellor or classroom teacher.

The Code seeks to value the dignity of every person, foster positive relationships, ensure confidentiality and accountability and supports professional boundaries. Events held during school hours, and those College associated events outside of school hours are also supported by the Code of Conduct. Additionally, postings on social media platforms that identify the College or College events are bound by the Code of Conduct. We thank you in advance for your understanding and look forward to a positive partnership that supports our students, your children.